Somerville, MA Police Department Use of Force policy and training materials

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Somerville Police Department of Somerville, MA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All policies and training materials maintained by the department regarding use of force.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Deputy Chief Trant -

I have not received any acknowledgement to the public records request below. Please advise whether I should be submitting it to another individual or unit within Somerville Police Department.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Paul Trant

Attached is our Use of Force policy. We review annually.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Deputy Chief Trant -

Thank you for sending the policy. Please see the additional portion of my request regarding SPD training materials around use of force.

Thank you for your help, and please let me know if I can answer any questions.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Paul Trant

Training materials will take some time to put together. This is done out of our academy. I will forward request to Lt. Vivolo, our academy director.

From: Somerville Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Carmine Vivolo

Sir,

Information has been mailed out today at the address you listed below.

LT Vivolo

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you!

-Shawn, MuckRock

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